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Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Police Department Gang Homicide Detail arrest four suspects wanted for July 17th 2012 murder

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at approximately 2120 hrs. patrol officers responded to the area of 700 E. Chestnut St. on a call involving shots fired and a wounded male. Upon arrival, officers found 18-year-old Edgar Ortiz suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Mr. Ortiz dead. The Santa Ana Police Department Gang Homicide Detail responded for the investigation.

The investigation identified four documented gang members as suspects:

Jesus Daniel Montes of Santa Ana, age 22
Veronica Wiist of Santa Ana, age 22
Male juvenile of Santa Ana age 17
Male juvenile of Santa Ana age 14

All suspects are in custody as well as the weapon used to commit the murder.

Suspects will be charged with murder and gang related charges.

Investigation continues and booking photo will be available at this time.

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By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

11 thoughts on “SAPD arrests four suspects wanted for July 17th, 2012 murder of Edgar Ortiz”
  1. Veronica Wiist is not in jail, yet she’s been charged with murder and street gang enhancements. Please find out why she is not locked up!

    1. She’s my wife and mother to be of my child every one talks shit but I bet my life any other female I’m her position wouldn’t last a day in her shoes and regardless them dudes are cowards for doing something like that with a female then letting her almost go down for it to so all of you can suck it… lol

  2. Of course she is out of jail her father is a Santa Ana police officer Lawrence Wiist just like always cops helping cops

  3. ofcourse she’s out of jail her father is a santa ana police officer Lawrence wiist . sounds like police taking care of police …. 

    1. word is she PULLED the trigger!!! she approached the SAPD w/ her story that she was an innocent person, the boyfriend just started shooting from her truck & she had no clue his intentions BUT after a deal was made 4 her & she was NOT incarcerated Forensics & witnesses came back to SAPD & ballistics show VERONICA SHOT THE GUN !!!!!!!!!!! SO HER LIL DEAL IMMUNITY WAS TAKE AWAY IMMEDIATELY & SHE WAS PLACED IN CUSTODY!!! NICE TRY THOUGH!!! And the male is NOT her BF… she was FATAL on this guy but he was actually married!!!!! She has a hx a reputation for being a fatal attraction girl!!!! she did it to try to win him from his wife,.. veronica is a Gog pile!! GRABAGE

      1. my mrriage fell apart because of this cazy bitch she is bad news from the day i knew of her, she once tols me she was going to kill me now my ex hubby left her she has his kid and she moved onto another married guy, so so say her poor lil boy

      2. He was not married. He was in a previous relationship wich ended long before he started dating Veronica. She feared he would go back to her but his ex girlfriend is now married and expecting a child. She told me she knew he was headed the wrong direction wich is why they broke up. She believes he didn’t do it but says he had changed in all the wrong ways “He used to go to college with me and tell me we would have a happy family one day. He didn’t do it.”

  4. i want to know why the SAPD is doing nothing to keep Veronica W. incarcerated with Daniel M. and the other 2 unknown minors! Edgar Ortiz was for a fact a formal gang member but he was still a human, a person who was murdered at the hands of these 4 people, Therefore this does NOT justify the inproper justice of the law to keep these ANIMALS in cages!

  5. Well every one can say what they want about her but she’s my wife and mother to be of my child so all of you can eat it lol

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